Jennifer M. Rodriguez - Family and Relationship Coach
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Conflict Management

Solving social issues isn't black and white

In today‚Äôs American social culture there is a focus on right and wrong.  What direction does the moral compass point?  Where is the line between hate speech, freedom of speech, and censorship?  Our community leaders are tasked with creating laws and policy that allow for independent freedom without infringing on the rights of others, and lately that includes more and more social consideration than in previous generations.  

Many people have extreme beliefs of right and wrong.  While it is great to know exactly where you stand on certain issues, sometimes that stance can blind you to the issues on the other side of the argument.

Teachable Moments

Originally Posted by Franny's House on Saturday, January 29, 2011 9:32 PM

There are so many examples in today's society of how people let their emotions get out of control, and the consequences of impulsive acting out.  We were able to see that firsthand this week at the Sac State vs. Idaho State men's basketball game. 

I took the girls and one of my friends to see the game, and we had great seats right behind the scorekeeper's table.  Alex is trying out for the 5th grade basketball team next week, so she was really paying attention to the rules and what the refs were calling out.

Balancing your child's exposure to conflict

Originally Posted on Franny's House on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:37 PM

We know it is unhealthy to raise a child in a home where there is a lot of conflict.  (Duh Jen!)  But have you ever asked yourself how a child raised in a home with no conflict would act?  Would that child ever learn to compromise?  To problem solve?  To get along well with others?  I believe children should be exposed to some controlled conflict so that they learn social skills vital to building relationships with friends and family.